In Memoriam: Opanas Zalyvakha
The death has been announced of the well-known artist Opanas Zalyvakha. He died in Ivano-Frankivsk in the early hours of 24 April 2007
In Memoriam: Yury Levada
Yury Aleksandrovich Levada, world famous sociologist, head of the Levada Centre and partner and friend for many years of the Russian human rights movement has died in Moscow at the age of 77. He suffered a heart attack while at work and died before help came.
Forum in Kyiv honours the victims of Babi Yar
In Kyiv today ceremonies are being held to honour the memory of those murdered in Babi Yar during the Second World War
On 16 September we honoured the memory of Georgy Gongadze and all murdered journalists
The action was held without any party or organization emblems by ordinary individuals for whom Gongadzes memory was not a means of gaining political mileage
Attention: DAY IN MEMORY OF GEORGY GONGADZE
On Saturday 16 September at 19.00 a meeting will be held on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] to mark the sixth anniversary of Georgy Gongadzes disappearance (updated)
In memory of Vasyl Stus
21 years ago today Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, human rights activist and member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, died in an isolation cell in one of the Perm Political Prisoner Camps
Ukraine today bid farewell to Nadiya Svitlychna
Members of the Ukrainian Diaspora joined all those in Ukraine who came to honour and remember defender of human rights, Nadiya Svitlychna. President Viktor Yushchenko flew to Kyiv specially in order to attend the funeral.
A last farewell to Nadiya Svitlychna
You were for me, and doubtless for thousands of people in Ukraine and in the Diaspora – living Ukraine, the embodiment of our principles, our conscience
The light has faded
"We would like Nadiya Svitlychnas impassioned, honest life to really become a lesson for us all on how not to be afraid, not to betray others, how not to crawl or sell out".
In Memoriam: Nadiya Svitlychna
Nadiya Svitlychna, who spent four years in a Soviet labour camp, and who in emigration was active in the External Representation of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group and edited the “Bulletin of repression in Ukraine”, has died
In memory of Larissa Bogoraz who would have been 77 today
On what would have been Larissa Bogorazs birthday, and a few days before the anniversary of the crushing of the Prague Spring, we remember one of those courageous enough to voice protest
In memory of Janusz Korczak
"I dont know what parting words I would have for the children. I would like to tell them a lot, to tell them that they are free to choose their path”.
In Memoriam: Dina Kaminskaya
Dina Kaminskaya, lawyer and committed human rights activist, who defended many dissidents in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 87. We join the International Society "Memorial" in expressing our deepest sorrow at her passing.
Somebody had to come out first on Maidan
An impassioned reminder to us all about those who came out onto Maidan in Soviet times and who, with their courage and refusal to be cowered, "created a civic society and laid the foundations for independence"
Relatives of Katyń victims plan to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights
Among other complaints, they claim that the Russian authorities violated the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by not carrying out a proper investigation